By Mary Leonhardt
Strong writing abilities are crucial for fulfillment in class, collage, and at the activity. In ninety nine how one can Get youngsters to like Writing, educator Mary Leonhardt offers mom and dad with sensible, easy-to-follow how to train their young children the basics of writing and make it enjoyable for them even as.
Here are only some of her nuggets of advice:
¸ continually be encouraging approximately your kid's writing.
¸ don't fret approximately instructing grammar to teenagers after they are only starting to write. such a lot grammar wisdom is obtained instead of without delay learned.
¸ offer lots of writing material.
¸ motivate your preschool kids to dictate tales to you.
Leonhardt follows up with 10 effortless how you can train Them Grammar, crucial instruments for all budding writers.
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38 After they’ve been writing little newspapers for a while, show them the different kinds of news writing. You want them to understand these distinctions not only because their newspaper writing will be better, but because they’ll see that the same information can be presented and used in different ways, which will help them develop their ability to think critically. 39 Explain that in straight news writing, they should just present the facts, in descending order of importance. The first paragraph, or lead, of a news story traditionally tells who, how, when, where, and why.
12 Don’t try to censor or control your children’s feelings. They can’t help, after all, how they feel, and honesty and vividness in describing feelings is a mark of good writing. It’s always much healthier for children to talk about feelings rather than to keep them bottled up inside. It’s tempting, when your five-year-old daughter describes her teacher as “a big doo-doo ball,” to tell her that it’s not nice to say that, and that she should like her teacher more. But here’s the problem: Since she can’t change how she feels merely because you tell her to, she’ll just feel guilty or angry instead.
But here’s the problem: Since she can’t change how she feels merely because you tell her to, she’ll just feel guilty or angry instead. Or she’ll cover up her feelings until they make her depressed, or explosive. Instead, say something like “It must be hard to be in a classroom with a teacher you don’t like. Let’s talk about what we can do to try to make things work better. Maybe we should go talk to her, or…” It’s children who accept their feelings, and learn to deal with them, who later can write well about emotions.